The Elderly and Diabetes: Everything you need to Know

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According the American Diabetes Association, one in four Americans over the age of 60 has diabetes. Here’s an article on their website that provides a comprehensive look at seniors and diagnosing diabetes.

According to the American Diabetes Association, as we get older, our chances of getting Type 2 diabetes increases. They claim that one in four Americans over the age of 60 has diabetes.

Carolyn contacted The Diabetes Council.

When Carolyn contacted The Diabetes Council, she was concerned about her mother who is elderly and is living with diabetes. She didn’t know much about her medications, or how they might interact with her other medications. She was worried that her mother’s low blood sugar while she was home alone may be related to her worsening memory.

In addition to referring Carolyn to a local Certified Diabetes Educator, we, at The Diabetes Council, decided to write a guide for the elderly with diabetes that people like Carolyn could refer to.

In the following article we will explore many different guidelines and recommendations, along with nutritional, activity, pharmaceutical, and financial and estate planning considerations. Those are just a few of the issues that we will touch on related to the elderly with diabetes. So let’s get started with some general and medication considerations first…

The following are some general guidelines to consider when treating the elderly with diabetes: